Security Information Center

Over the years we’ve developed a great deal of expertise in the areas of safety and security. We’d like to share that knowledge with you here. To start off, please check out our product line.

Alarm Panels: Most of our systems we use are Honeywell Vista 21iP and Vista 128BPE Panels

Keypads: We have a wide array of keypads we use depending on the client. Here are just a few examples:

Color Key Pad Keypad 2 Keypad

Wired and Wireless Sensors: Convenience and Security are very important in desiging a Security System. Honeywell provides a wide array of wireless security products ranging from smoke detectors, motion detectors, glass detectors to remote key FOBs. Take a look at this link to see what product options meet your requirements.

Motion Smoke

***Notice To All 2G Radio Customers***

Sunset

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Honeywell Total Connect

iPhone

What is TotalConnect all about? Clink this link to see the video on YouTube

Honeywell TotalConnect can provide IP and Video Services to your iPhone or Blackberry.  Using your Mobile device, you can simply control your alarm system. Click on this link to see it in action.

Mobile Control as a Remote Keypad

Live Video in Action

Camera Examples

Cameras

General Information links about the Security World

Tips: Being Safe on the Street

How  Alarm Systems Work

The Insurance and Tax Advantages of a Home Security System

Voice over IP (VoIP) and Alarm Systems

What others have to say about VoIP

Click here to find out what Big Companies Do Not Want You to Know!

Click here to find out What Alarm Companies Do Not Want You to Know!

 Click here to find out What Some Small Companies Do Not Want You to Know!

The Three “Ds” of Home Security

Home security strategies can be broadly classified into three categories,often referred to as the three “Ds”

Deterrence  –   Denial  –   Detection.

Home The First “D” — Deterrence Burglars are basically lazy and will usually take the “path of least resistance.” You can make your home look too risky to a burglar by using some of these techniques.
  • Put inside lights, and even a TV and stereo, on a timer when you are away from home.
  • Don’t stop your mail, water, newspaper or other deliveries when you are away. Have a neighbor pick these items up for you.
  • If you have a home security system, make sure you post signs and window decals warning potential intruders that your home is protected.

 

The Second “D”—DenialTwo-thirds of all burglars break in through doors. The remaining one-third get in through a window. Denial involves making these points-of-entry as impenetrable as possible by taking the following kinds of precautions:

  • After moving into a new home, immediately replace all of the locks.
  • Use interconnecting deadbolt locks. And make sure your deadbolts require a key on both sides of the door for access. (For fire safety purposes, leave the key inside the lock on the interior to facilitate an escape.)
  • Sliding glass doors are especially vulnerable. Make sure they are secure by pinning them, which will take care of both horizontal and vertical movement.
  • Look for especially vulnerable points-of-entry and fix them. Chances are good others know about them, too.
  • Put security film over glass panes.
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6271C6160ap The Third “D”—DetectionNo matter how well you incorporate the first two “Ds” in your home defense strategy, a criminal may still decide to violate your home. Here are some techniques to help ensure that he is detected and apprehended if he does:

  • Professional burglars will tell you that it is often concerned neighbors looking out for one another who detect them committing their crimes and call the police. So take the initiative to meet your neighbors and look out for one another.
  • Install a quality home security system that is monitored on a continuous, 24-hour a day basis by a professional security company. Studies show that homes with a security system are 2.2 times less likely to be burglarized than homes without a system.
  • A survey by the International Association of Chiefs of Police also showed that more than 90% of Police Chiefs believe in the value of a monitored home security system.